May 14, 2018

Pair of Buckeyes Earn Gold Medal with United States National Team


COLUMBUS, Ohio – Congratulations to Carter Marsch and Maria Wisman on winning a Gold medal with the United States National Team, at the 2018 International Cheer Union (ICU) World Championships that was held in Orlando, Florida. The ICU was established in 2004 and is the recognized world governing body of cheerleading. ICU comprises 105 member National Cheer Federations, 3.5 million athletes on all continents, hosts World Championships consistently – welcoming over 70 nations – many global continental and regional championships, and continues to grow as a unified voice for all those who are dedicated to the positive advancement of cheerleading throughout the world.

In 2016 the ICU received provisional recognition as recognized federation with the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The ICU hopes cheerleading will receive full recognition and will have teams from around the world competing at either the 2020 or 2024 Olympic Games.

Ohio State has been represented on the national team in the past with the following team members:

2018: Carter Marsch
2018: Maria Wisman
2015: Ben Schreiber (current OSU Head Coach)
2014: Brittany Maynard
2012: Brittany Maynard
2011: Brittany Maynard
2011: Cassie Benfield
2010: Ben Schreiber (current OSU Head Coach)